PTA Volunteer Opportunities
The PTA is hosting a “Career Day” on Wednesday, March 23. If you’re interested in being a guest speaker, this is a wonderful opportunity to hop into your child’s classroom for a morning or afternoon to talk about what it is you do. Please let us know if you’re interested in helping out during Career Day here (we currently have only a half dozen parent speakers signed up and we need at least 20 to make the event a success). Note that all guest speakers need to fill out NSD’s vaccination and background check forms in advance at https://www.nsd.org/get-involved/volunteer/become-a-volunteer
We are excited to provide a space at Lockwood for our families to share their heritage, traditions, and cultures during our upcoming Multicultural Night (Apr 19 6:30-8:30pm). Please consider demonstrating a food preparation, teaching a craft, leading us in a traditional dance, or sharing a display of photos, clothing, instruments, or any other aspect of your family’s culture that you’re excited to share with the Lockwood community. If you’re willing and available, please reach out to Zhihua Hu (Lucia.firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve an activity table for your fam
Current Open Board Positions:
Family Events Chair
Student Events & Programs Chair
The Lockwood PTA Board meets 7-8 times a year (approximately 1.5-2 hours per meeting) to plan and carry out the business and initiatives of the PTA. Below is a description of each open position:
Family Events Chair: ·attend board meetings; act as a liaison between the PTA board and event leads (dance, game night, movie night, etc); provide support to event leads and ensure they have the information they need to coordinate their event.
Student Events & Programs Chair: attend board meetings; act as a liaison between the PTA board and student program leads (science fair, egg drop, after school enrichment, etc); provide support to leads and ensure they have the information they need to coordinate their event or program.
Current Open Committee and Lead Positions:
Movie Night Lead - organize the family movie night including: selecting an appropriate movie, marketing the event (flyers, submission to Weekly newsletter, etc), arrange food to be sold at the event and coordinating volunteers to sell food or other day of tasks. (Movie night usually occurs in Spring)
Family Dance Lead - organize the family dance including: theme selection, marketing the event (flyers, submission to Weekly newsletter, etc), arrange food to be sold at the event and coordinating volunteers to sell tickets and other day of event tasks. (Family Dance occurs in January)
Game Night Lead - organize the family game night including: selecting and organizing games from Lockwood PTA's game collection and marketing the event (flyers, submission to Weekly newsletter, etc).
Science Fair Lead - organize the science fair, including: communicating and working with teachers and Lockwood staff regarding science fair timeline and plans; marketing the event and participation instructions to Lockwood families through flyers and online promotion (Weekly, Facebook, etc); collecting registrations and coordinating the distribution of display boards to student participants; planning hands on activities for the evening event using either parent or community volunteers; organizing set up of student projects on the day of event. (Science Fair usually occurs in Spring)
Egg Drop Lead - organize the egg drop, including: communicating and working with Lockwood teachers and staff regarding egg drop timeline and plans; marketing the event and participation instructions to Lockwood families through flyers and online promotion (Weekly, Facebook, etc); coordinating with the fire department to choose a date and time that they are available for the event, organizing check in and drops on the day of the event. (Egg Drop usually occurs in Spring)
Spelling Bee Lead - organize the spelling bee, including: using supplied materials and outline to implement a spelling bee program, communicating and working with Lockwood teachers and staff regarding timeline and plans; marketing the event and participation instructions to Lockwood families through flyers and online promotion (Weekly, Facebook, etc);
After School Enrichment Coordinator - organize after school enrichment programs for Lockwood students by coordinating with outside vendors, facilitating student registration and recruiting parent volunteers for each session to comply with Lockwood PTA's insurance requirements.
Drama Club - coordinate the fall and spring drama club programs, including: working with vendors to plan and schedule the sessions; facilitating student registration and recruiting parent volunteers to assist with the performances as needed.
Bingo Night & Raffle Lead - coordinate our bingo night and raffle, including: theme selection, working with Sponsorship and Prize Procurement Lead to determine prizes and raffle offerings; marketing the event (flyers, submission to Weekly newsletter, etc), arrange food to be sold at the event and coordinating volunteers to sell tickets and other day of event tasks.
Book Fair Lead - organize the Scholastic Book Fair in coordination with the Lockwood Librarian, including: coordinating volunteers and assisting in marketing the event to Lockwood families through flyers and online promotion (Weekly, Facebook, etc)
School & Student Support:
Morning Traffic - assist with morning drop off once per week from 9:10-9:30.
Routing Team - help count out flyers for distribution to teachers. Once per month, generally on Tuesday mornings.
Hospitality - coordinate snacks for PTA General Meetings and other small events throughout the year.
School Pictures - coordinate volunteers to assist with school picture days as needed
Health Screening - coordinate volunteers to assist with health screening day as needed
Snacks for SBA Testing - coordinate the purchase of snacks to be available to teachers for students during SBA testing
Parent Enrichment - coordinate speakers or educational programs for Lockwood PTA members. This can be done in collaboration with other local PTAs or as an event just for Lockwood members. Ideally we would be able to offer 2-3 events per year.
Yearbook Photographers - take pictures throughout the year at Lockwood activities and events.
Yearbook Designer - help design the layout of the yearbook pages
Staff Appreciation - plan and implement staff appreciation events (lunches, treats, celebrations, etc) for Lockwood staff throughout the year
Library Liaison/Book Fair Coordinator - Work with the Lockwood librarian to recruit volunteers to help in the library during the school day and to coordinate the fall book fair.
Financial Review Committee - meets 2x year to review the Lockwood PTA financial documents for compliance (Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per review)
Golden Acorn Committee - solicits nominations from our community for our annual recognition awards in the spring, selects the winners, purchases prizes or certificates and presents these awards at our May General Membership Meeting (Time Commitment: 4-6 hours)
Nomination Committee - recruit candidates for the next year's executive committee, including President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer (committee is active in the winter, Time Commitment: 4-8 hours)
PBIS Program & PAWS Ticket Committee - helping with weekly or monthly PAWS ticket drawings for students and promotion of the PAWS ticket program. Assist PTA PBIS Rep with other related programs and events such as the recess Happiness Party in the spring.
Other Ways to Get Involved
Do none of these seem right for you but you would still like to be involved? Or maybe you prefer to just help out the day of the event? Please email Gavin at: email@example.com to be added to our volunteer email list.
We will contact you as events or programs come up that need volunteers to see if you have an hour or two to help out. Many of our events and programs take 15-20 (or more!) volunteers to run... we can't do it without you! Examples of events and programs that we would solicit volunteers for include: Picture Day, Health Screening, Science Fair, Family Dance, Bingo, Leopard Laps, Book Fair and more!